Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he is interested in doing more musical reality television shows. The composer has worked on 'Over The Rainbow', 'I’ll Do Anything', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?' for the BBC.
Speaking on 'The Michael Ball Show', Lord Lloyd Webber said he thought the programmes had created a change in opinion about musical theatre.
He said "When we looked for Dorothy, we had 10,000 girls. There was a few hundred really good ones. 18,17 and 16-year-olds doing consummate performances.
"We heard a lot of 'Hairspray', a lot of 'Sweet Charity'. We asked, 'Where did you get all this from?' And they explained that it was after they saw the Maria programme, they thought they would start a drama class at school. There's been a sea change."
Speaking about the possibility of a new show he said he would like to focus on the search for a male performer saying "I always said we would do three shows, but now we've done four. It's interesting. It's got to be something that TV audience know about. Something like Eliza in 'My Fair Lady'. But I think it should be a bloke next time. We've had far too many girls."